Compromised the ability of my implants to fuse with the bone?
I had 9 implants placed in my upper jaw and 7 in lower jaw on Friday 21st October. On Friday I smoked 3 ciggarets after the surgery. On Saturay, Sunday and Mongday I smoked 5 and today I have had 2.
This is a great achivement for me as I was a 20-30 a day smoker prior to surgery. I am looking after my mouth meticuously with cleaning my dentures, brushing my tounge and non-sore areas of the gums and I am using saltwater and listerine antibacterial mouthwash to gently bathe the implat sites and the area under my stitches. I do this 3 times daily and also after I have eaten. I am also taking dissolvable vitamin c tabs in water x2 per day.
My question is, could I have already compromised the ability of my implants to fuse with the bone? Is there anything to be done from now on to ensure the health and osseointegration of my implants?
Should I stop smoking now or am I too late, ie, has the damage already been done? Also, as a treat am I allowed one ciggaarette at bedtime and no other whatsoevr or will even one per day cause the implant to fail?
Even if it is likely to expect failure, will all of my 16 implants fail or only some?
Thank you and your help on this mater will be very well appreciated,
Regards, Kathryn -